Expected DatesApril 4, 2022 to December 9, 2022SiteChesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical ParkPosition IDPO-00731699The Education Coordinator Internship supports PreK-12 education programming at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (Park) in Cumberland, Maryland. This position serves more than 2,000 local students each year. Programs include hands-on activities and focus on history, nature, science, technology, math and environmental science.
Internship duties include: program scheduling, managing supplies and materials, assisting with program delivery, helping to coordinate special events, and research. Most education interns also complete an education-related project, some examples include: development of new education programming, content research, summer youth programming, family programs, traveling trunks. Interns will also be expected to learn about the Park and National Park Service, and will have ample opportunities to attend workshops, training courses, shadow other park staff, etc. The position will be stationed at park headquarters and will report daily to the Park's Education Program Coordinator regarding projects, programs, training opportunities, etc.Compensation:
Conditions of Employment
- One-time travel allowance: $1,100 (personal vehicle required)
- Weekly living allowance: $160 / week
- Monthly housing allowance: $1,000 / month
- Health insurance
- Eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of internship valued at: $4,336
Beginning on 1/18/22, all new SCA volunteer program participants are required to be fully vaccinated. Full vaccination is defined as having received a booster shot six months after the Pfizer and Moderna primary series and two months after the Johnson & Johnson primary series.
- Location DescriptionLocated in Washington County - Hagerstown, MD, include projects that require oﬃce time as well as time outside in the Park working with students and teachers.
- Training ProvidedCurriculum development, program delivery techniques, classroom management, learning styles, interpretive personal and non-personal services, visitor services, safety, as well as training in career-specific fields, i.e. historic preservation, resource mgmt
- Educational/Recreational OpportunitiesEducation opportunities include access to Park and Regional National Park Service Training, Fish and Wildlife Training Courses, online education-related webinars, shadow opportunities. Recreational opportunities include hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking.
- Handicap Accessible?No
Main Area of FocusEducation and InterpretationEducation, Training & Skills ExpectedSocial Sciencessome coursework or experienceEducationdegree minor or extensive experienceEarth Sciencessome coursework or experienceRecreation Managementsome coursework or experienceHistorysome coursework or experienceFurther DetailsAmeriCorps EligibleEligibleDriving LogisticsValid Drivers License NeededPersonal Vehicle RequiredThe park is only accessible by car, no public transportation is available. Walking/biking to work would include several miles or more in each direction depending on location of residence.Housing or Stipend Provided?YesIndoor/OutdoorIndoorUS CitizenshipRequired